Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945 (Large Print Press)

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9781594132575: Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945 (Large Print Press)
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An account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences.

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Evan Thomas is assistant managing editor of Newsweek. He has won a National Magazine Award and taught writing at Harvard and Princeton. He has written seven books, including New York Times bestselling John Paul Jones.

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While trying to retake the Philippine Islands from the Japanese in WWII, the U.S. Navy fought the last great sea engagement in world history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Narrator George Wilson starts with a quote from Winston Churchill, whom he mimics: "War is mainly a catalog of blunders." The tactical mistakes made by Admiral Halsey and his foe, Admiral Kurita, dominate the story. Wilson keeps the narrative vital and exciting, using every bit of the action to maximize excitement for the listener. He uses dramatized voices for many of the historical figures--including Tokyo Rose--and describes the kamikaze attacks and torpedo hits with the restrained authority of a seasoned commander. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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